Maize Market Development Project (MMDP) is a 2 year project starting from March,2014, targeting potential and existing maize growing areas all over Bangladesh. The project aims to facilitate maize production,increase productivity and enable support services and linkage through market actors. The project will work with leading input companies,feedmills , financial institutions and other stakeholders to develop viable and sustainable services for the maize farmers.
EDGE has signed a 2 year sub facilitation contract with Katalyst for Vegetable market development. The project will be implemented following an M4P approach and will work with Micro Finance Institutes to facilitate the provision of information services on cropping pattern , cultivation technique to the small,marginal and homestead farmers in Bangladesh
EDGE is currently implementing the 18 month project for mainstreaming gender in homestead prawn farming. The project started in November,2014. The overall objective of the project is to mainstream gender in prawn cultivation through creating access to information, knowledge, inputs and markets for the women farmers in order to achieve their economic empowerment.
The 2 year project will be targeting potential and existing summer (kharif) maize growing areas all over Bangladesh. The project aims to facilitate summer maize production,increase productivity and enable support services and linkage through market actors. The project will work with leading input companies,feedmills , financial institutions and other stakeholders to develop viable and sustainable services for the summer maize farmers.
EDGE will be working with CSISA-MI project of iDE over the next couple of months to: (1) develop financial management curriculum for r LSPs (local service provid-ers), (2) facilitate financial management training for LSPs,building their capacity to develop loan repayment plans, (3) increase project staff capacity (4) monitor trainees as they implement loan repayment plans, and (5) generate lessons about the financial management support needed by the LSPs.
EDGE will be working with USAID funded AgriCulture Value Chain project by DAI.EDGE will conduct a comprehensive study on agricultural commodities transportation systems in the Southern regions of Bangladesh. The study will provide detailed analysis on the currently available transportation options and their underlying constraints. EDGE will use GIS tracking, Google maps to develop possible transportation routes for agriculture commodities and also develop a detailed business plan for an integrated transportation company.
Increased awareness of consumers and concerns over food safety has created an opportunity for marketing and branding of certain Southern agro-commodities as safe products, if producers are able to ensure safe production and post-harvest management practices. Against the backdrop, the USAID-funded Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project seeks plans to conduct a comprehensive study on opportunities and pathways of branding agricultural commodities, which include tomatoes (summer and winter), summer vegetables, dike vegetables and mangoes under Food Value Chains (FVC) and flower under Non-food Value Chain (NFVC) portfolio
Demand assessment for pumpkin as well as value added pumpkin products of big private sector stakeholders in the market like agro-processors, retailers as well as large local buyers in North-west Bangladesh.
EDGE is implementing the 14 month long project following the M4P approach for increasing the number of women to be economically empowered and achieve enhanced competitiveness through improved access to quality inputs, information, knowledge, and market linkages in the maize sector in Bangladesh.
EDGE is conducting the market review and scoping study to identify the market dynamics of commercially viable, improved drying system for the maize farmers in Bangladesh and design business models on how Syngenta Foundation can play a facilitative role to promote the adoption of mechanical dryers
The purpose of this independent MTR is to assesswhether the PROOFS program will likely lead to the anticipated outcomes, andwhether the MRM-system adequately captures information to track progress, show the effectiveness of the market-based strategy as followed in PROOFS, and improve weaknesses in implementation. The MTR will:
•Give an indication whether outcomes will likely be reached under the current set-up
•Stimulate efficiency by improving results measurement and adaptive management
•Formulate recommendations for enhancingimpact and sustainability
•Promote accountability to stakeholders
Making Markets work for Chars (M4C) aims to reduce poverty and vulnerability of char households in ten districts of northern Bangladesh (Bogra, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Pabna, Tangail, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, and Rangpur) by facilitating market systems that enhances opportunities for employment and income generation.
EDGE is implementing a long term project with M4C, following the M4P principles in selected northern chars of Bangladesh. The project is tendered by Swisscontact and funded by SDC.